Leikora Seaberry

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Easy to grow and adaptable. Semi-upright growing shrub features charming silvery green foliage. In late summer and into fall, bright orange berries surround the branches, occasionally used in striking floral arrangements. Berries are edible and high in vitamins A, C, and E. Simply squeeze them, sweeten with sugar or honey, and enjoy the deliciously nutritious juice. Heavy bearer even into winter; produces up to 25 lbs. of berries on one plant. Pest- and disease-resistant. Cold hardy. Ripens in September. Best pollinator: Seaberry Pollinator. Seaberry Pollinator required for proper pollination and fruit production.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 8.0
Taste Flavorful
Texture Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 3 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Questions & Answers

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How tall and wide will Seaberry get?
Denis on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The seaberry plants grow to be approximately 8-10 feet tall and wide. Spacing between plants should be around 8 feet apart (to allow room for the plants to mature). The recommendation is to plant the Leikora variety within 50 feet from the male pollinator for adequate cross-pollination and fruit production.
Does sea buckthorn have a smallern thorn or thornless species?
Cheryl C on Feb 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I am not aware of any thornless varieties at this time. Google search says there may be a thornless bred but nothing available in North America.
When should I harvest my berries? I'm in upstate New York.
NICOLAS V on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is really no set time to harvest; berries should be picked when they are ripe, and the timing of that will be very dependent on the summer's weather, rainfall and what you feed the plant. Ripe berries will "give" a little when gently squeezed, and will be sort of rubbery, but not soft and usually yellow-orange in color. Taste one - it should be tart and juicy. If the berries are shriveling, they are overdue to be harvested. I hope this helps.

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The female plants are doing beautifully - growing well even in two very challenging (hot and dry) summers. Unfortunately the pollinator plant didn't make it (summer of 2015), nor did the replacement (late summer 2015)- so at this point there is no hope of fruiting. Stark sold out this year, so I'll look in the spring.
August 18, 2016
over 5 years ago
The plants have survived some hard weather and are looking very healthy. Hope to see some fruit this year.
May 5, 2016
over 6 years ago
No blossom yet
The plants are quite large already, I am waiting patiently for blossoms and fruits, so far none have appeared. They are very hardy, I may try to shape a bit.
June 20, 2017
over 6 years ago